“Voices From the Canefields,” a new book from Franklin Odo

Photography By: Ralph Alswang 202-487-5025 ralswang@aol.com www.ralphphoto.com

Promoting this event for Dr. Franklin Odo, one of our archives advisory board members and an esteemed scholar on Asian American history!  If you have time this Friday at noon, check out this event hosted by the UCLA Library and the Aratani Endowed Chair, UCLA and co-sponsored by UCLA’s Asian American Studies; Department of History; and the Nikkei Student Union.

Professor Franklin Odo, one of the original faculty of UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center, will discuss the 200 holehole bushi (Japanese immigrant folk songs sung in sugar plantations) he studied for his new book, VOICES FROM THE CANEFIELDS. These folk songs, akin to traditional tanka or haiku poetry, describe the daily experiences of immigrants from Japan caught in the global movements of capital, empire, and labor during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Friday, October 11, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Presentation Room [11348] in UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library


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